It appears that the three-year feud between Jimmy Page and his neighbour Robbie Williams may finally be over after the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Planning Committee approved Williams’ plan to build a basement in his London home.
Page, who lives next door to Williams, has sought to block Williams’ application because of concerns over potential damage to Page’s home, Tower House.
However, at a meeting of the Planning Committee on Tuesday evening, Williams’ plans were approved, allowing the work to take place.
The Daily Mirror reported that Committee chairman councillor Quentin Marshall suggested that Page and Williams meet in order to settle their differences.
“It’s been six months and meeting yesterday feels like another debate that’s been going on in Westminster,” he said, likening the feud to the ongoing political debate over the UK’s departure from the European Union.
“It seems actually they are not that far apart if they could just talk about it and sort their diaries.”
Both men had said through their lawyers in recent months that they were keen to meet, but no meeting between the two was arranged. Page wrote in a letter recently that he was unable to meet Williams because he has a planned trip.
Page did not attend the planning meeting on Tuesday evening, but a spokesman for him said that “I think Jimmy would be very encouraged to see how seriously the committee were taking his responsibility. He is the custodian of the house, he wants to see it remain.”
“From Jimmy’s point of view he will be reassured that the committee of councillors are taking the protection of the house seriously,’ the spokesman said, according to The Daily Mail. “He wants Robbie to come back with proposals that eliminate all risk to the Tower House.”
The feud between the two men began in January 2015 when Page objected to Williams’ proposal to renovate his home.
Since then, the bizarre saga has gotten ugly, with Williams mocking Page on stage and accidentally telling an Italian radio station whilst on-air that he believed Page was mentally ill. Williams later retracted that comment and apologised and the two men reached a confidential settlement over Williams’ accusation.
Page has sought to raise awareness of his fight against Williams’ planning applications by inviting television crews and newspapers into his home and even appearing in person at a planning meeting in May.